Kim’s Coursework for Spring Semester

Paper Topic: The Global Church Attaining to the Fullness of Christ - An Exegesis of Ephesians 4:7-16

For Graduate Course: Research, Writing, and Ministry Prep

Summary: Kim examines the historical, cultural, and literary context of the key passage (Eph 4:7-16) and suggests the Apostle Paul’s appeal to first-century believers in Asia transcends the centuries and calls the modern-day, global church—collectively and individually—to acknowledge a corporate vulnerability to false teachings due to the neglect of the contextual study of Scripture. Instead, all believers past and present were/are called to deliberately engage with mature, qualified, biblically-literate leaders to become equipped, built up, and unified, so as to “attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

Paper Topic: The Christology of the Gospel of John - Jesus as the Incarnate I AM

For Graduate Course: New Testament Orientation 1

Summary: While there are numerous Christological titles that could be explored in the Gospel of John, Kim focuses on the Apostle John’s view of Jesus as the I Am (egó eimi) or Incarnate God. She examines how John’s original audience would have heard and received his message including references they would have recognized from Old Testament texts. She concludes with John’s recognition of Jesus as equally human and divine, and God’s unique ability to hold this tension deftly in-hand.